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Art Exhibition at the HIL: Magic in the Real

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Magic in the Real: The Mystery That Breathes Behind Things

The Harriet Irving Library is pleased to present the most recent collection of drawings and micro-photographs by alumnus ('74), and College for Extended Learning instructor, Biff Mitchell. This newest exhibition Magic in the Real: The Mystery That Breathes Behind Things takes us on a journey into the woods. The photos imbue the silence and mystery of nature, while the abstract drawings on wood bring us deeper into the energy of movement and form within the forest itself. The collection offers the viewer time to contemplate the interconnectivity of nature to the human experience, and attempt to act as Mitchell states; "as a portal into vestiges of the tree’s life energy containing the tree’s memories."

 Mitchell is a well- respected Fredericton artist and the author of seven novels. An inventive photographer, Biff professes that "photography is my passion. Every second, from capturing the image to post-processing, is sheer joy."

 The show is located on the main floor of the HIL, and runs from September through the end of October. All are welcome.